Ezra Wright Sherman

Male1824–30 March 1898

Brief Life History of Ezra Wright

When Ezra Wright Sherman was born in 1824, in Vermont, United States, his father, John Sherman I, was 39 and his mother, Persis Wright, was 32. He married Harriet Ann Chase on 10 June 1844, in Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Franklin, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 March 1898, in Abercorn, Brome, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Ezra Wright Sherman
Harriet Ann Chase
Marriage: 10 June 1844
Marietta Blanche Sherman
John Sherman I
Ethel Persis Sherman
Martha Sherman
Harriet Ann Sherman
Esther Elizabeth Sherman
Charles Rollin Sherman
Ira Stewart Sherman
Edward Phelps Sherman
Ellen Barnes Sherman

Sources (34)

  • Wright Sherman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ezra Wright Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • E W in entry for Mrs Harriet Sherman Hopkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1844Franklin, Vermont, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 10

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.

    Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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